April 17, 2024


NorthWestern Energy
Groups Ask Montana PSC to Consider Climate Impacts in Rulemakings
More than 40 Montana organizations petitioned the state’s Public Service Commission to consider climate impacts when issuing utility rulemakings.
NorthWestern Energy
Montana Court Halts NorthWestern’s Plant Construction
A Montana court has invalidated an air quality permit and ordered a halt on construction of NorthWestern Energy’s planned methane plant.
Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association
NW Hydrogen Hub Supporters Celebrate Region’s Application, Potential
Backers of a proposal intended to draw federal funding to create a hydrogen hub in the Pacific Northwest say their application is ready to be submitted.
MISO States Ramp Up ROFR Legislation
State legislatures across MISO are undertaking a flurry of activity on rights of first refusal legislation as major transmission planning surges.
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Regulatory Commission Roundup: La.’s Boissiere Faces Runoff vs Climate Activist
Louisiana PSC's Lambert Boissiere is headed for a runoff against an environmental activist in one of nine states whose regulators faced voters election night.
NorthWestern Energy
Nonprofits: NorthWestern’s Net-zero Goal Not Enough
Dozens of Montana organizations are demanding that NorthWestern Energy decarbonize by 2035, years ahead of its new midcentury target for net-zero emissions.
Utah Office of Energy Development and S&P Global Market Intelligence
Study Shows RTO Could Save West $2B Yearly by 2030
The development of a single RTO covering the U.S. portion of the Western Interconnection could save $2 billion a year in energy costs by 2030, study says.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Wildfires, Extreme Weather Test Western Regulators
During a meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, regulators shared strategies for dealing with heat waves, cold snaps and wildfires.
FERC Reverses Ruling on Montana QF
FERC reversed its September order denying a Montana solar hybrid project certification as a qualifying facility because its capacity was too large.
Climate Policy on the Ballot Tuesday
West Coast wildfires, record-breaking heat waves and more than two dozen tropical storms have made climate change an issue impossible for voters to ignore.

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